Niitaka

Niitaka

This Asian variety is solid russet with pronounced lenticels. Ripening in late August, fruit is mildly flavored, sweet and juicy. Requires thinning to attain maximum fruit size.

Propagated Rootstocks:
Betulaefolia

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Maturity Chart

Use this list to help choose fruit trees which yield fruit at different times throughout the season. (Harvest dates are approximate for south central PA. Adjust accordingly for other locations.)

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About Rootstock

Our European pear trees are grown on OHxF97 and/or OHxF87 rootstock. 97 produces a standard size tree, is hardy and productive. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows. For growers who wish to plant a higher density pear orchard, we recommend planting trees on OHxF87. These can be planted at 5’ in row and 12-14’ between rows. All of our Asian pear varieties are grown on Betulaefolia rootstock. This rootstock is vigorous, well anchored and drought tolerant. The recommended spacing for plantings on this rootstock is 12’ between trees in the row and 20’ between rows.

Rootstock Chart
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Pollination Charts

Many fruit tree varieties are not self-fertile. In order to have successful pollination, it may be necessary to have two different varieties of tree.

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